Mexican Chocolate Popcorn

Spicy and sweet homemade popcorn is a crazily addictive snack
Mexican Popcorn

Photo Modified: Flickr / Andy Nguyen / CC BY 4.0

Mexican Popcorn

You’ll be surprised by how addictive this spicy and sweet popcorn is. It’s a perfect snack for every movie night in.

This recipe is courtesy of Macheesmo.

4
Servings
221
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups cooked popcorn
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3 Ounces semi-sweet chocolate, melted

Directions

Melt the unsalted butter and pour it over the popcorn. Toss to combine.

Stir together the chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle over the popcorn and stir well to coat the corn in the spice mix.

Spread the spicy popcorn out onto a baking sheet and drizzle the melted chocolate over the top. Let the chocolate set on the popcorn before serving.

Mexican Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Mexican Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

Mexican Wine Pairing

Tempranillo or other light Spanish red wine types with paella, even seafood paella. Various other wines depending on what rice is cooked with; see Pasta Recipes and other individual food types.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
24%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Protein
2g
5%
Carbs
22g
7%
Vitamin A
72µg
8%
Vitamin C
0.2mg
0.3%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
26mg
3%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
6µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
6µg
1%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
42mg
11%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.4%
Phosphorus
67mg
10%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
147mg
4%
Sodium
100mg
4%
Sugars, added
12g
N/A
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.8mg
5.1%